Psychosis and Spirituality: Consolidating the New Paradigm, Second Edition

Psychosis and Spirituality: Consolidating the New Paradigm, Second Edition

Editor(s): Isabel Clarke

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010 09:30PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470683484

Online ISBN: 9780470970300

DOI: 10.1002/9780470970300

About this Book

The new edition of this successful text builds on the very latest research to present an original and unique exploration of the psychology of both spirituality and psychosis. The editor brings together fascinating perspectives from a broad range of distinguished contributors.

  • This new edition covers the most recent body of research, both qualitative and quantitative, in its exploration of the interface between psychosis and spirituality, and investigation into anomalous experiences
  • Ten new chapters added and the remaining text completely updated
  • New to this edition is an expanded clinical section, relevant to clinicians working with psychosis
  • Offers a fundamental rethink of the concept of psychosis, and proposes new insights into spirituality
  • Includes feature chapters from a distinguished list of contributors across a broad range of disciplines, including Peter Fenwick, Peter Chadwick, David Kingdon, Gordon Claridge, Neil Douglas Klotz and David Lukoff

Table of contents

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  1. Section 1: Neuropsychology

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  2. Section 2: Spirituality Revisited

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  3. Section 3: The Mystical Face of Psychosis: The Psychotic Face of Mysticism. The New Continuum

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  4. Section 4: The Discontinuity Hypothesis and its Philosophical Implications

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  5. Section 5: Research

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  6. Section 6: Clinical Implications

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